The passing of Robert Faurisson almost immediately after his final speech to an audience of Revisionist enthusiasts brings to mind other prominent figures who made similarly spectacular exits from this worldly stage. In 1673, French playwright Molière collapsed whilst performing the lead role in his comedy Le malade imaginaire (The Hypochondriac). More recently in 1984, British humourist Tommy Cooper suffered a heart attack whilst performing at the Royal Variety Show in London.
First, they came for the artists…
An article last week in the French version of the Times of Israel laments the fact that school teachers in France are experiencing increasing difficulty when trying to “educate” students on the “Holocaust”. Predictably, the finger is pointed at the French Muslim community. In order to remedy the situation, public education policy will now ensure that teachers undergo special workshops and in-training days.
My first thought when skimming through the article was French comic Dieudonné’s contribution to the Revisionist cause. The enemy, neatly assisted by the likes of ex-PM Manuel El blanco Valls, severely shot themselves in the foot trying to censor him: 8,000 people turned up at a recent show in Marseilles and the comic’s success has never been more widespread.